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Carrie Sue
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Hello,

I can't believe nobody has mentioned Doyle Dykes yet!

The two best guitar solos around are:

1. Wabash Cannonball
2. (tie) U2 Medley
3. White Rose for Heidi

If you don't have them, get them!

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On 2006-08-26 15:55, Mike T wrote:
Don't think anybody's mentioned Frank Zappa, Johnny A or Jeff Healey yet
Any fans¿

I vote for Frank Zappa - "Muffin Man" live on "Bongo Fury" - his solo at the end BLISTERS. I don't know if it is the best solo ever, but it has always been one of my favorites.
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I gotta back Marvello on this one. At one point he's flying so fast it sounds like his fingers get tied. Classic tune.


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Lita Ford looks the best doing any solo
malmsteen rocks
stevie ray rocked
Jeff Healey RIP brilliant
Randy Bachman he could make that guitar talk
Satriani
just to name a few
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also a not so very well known David Blaze Pine brilliant guitarist prior to his accident played with crosby stills nash and young, RIP Pine
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"Crossroads" by Cream
"Samba Pa Ti" by Santana
"Laundromat" by Rory Gallagher
"Someday after a while" by Eric Clapton
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While van Halen's "Eruption" is technically brilliant, the piece itself is a bit lacking in musical interest (at least for me).

Both solos on "Comfortably Numb" are as nearly perfect as anything I can imagine. The first is desperate, and the second is frightened and angry. Beautiful playing by David Gilmour.

"I Could Have Lied" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers also contains two fabulous solos. Rhythmically challenging, and thematically very strong.

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Duane Allman live at the Philmore, or any of the early Allman Brother albums he was the best guitar player that ever lived. There is a bridge in my home town that says on it in spray paint Duane Allman lives, and there is nothing else left to say.
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On 2008-03-06 17:28, Al Angello wrote:
Duane Allman live at the Philmore, or any of the early Allman Brother albums he was the best guitar player that ever lived. There is a bridge in my home town that says on it in spray paint Duane Allman lives, and there is nothing else left to say.


It's funny, I was just about to post my two favs. They are both Duane's and both from that album.

First, in Mountain Jam, at about the 30 minute mark, he launches into this incredible, sweet, sad solo--an almost heartbreaking riff on "Will The Circle Be Unbroken", that is just the most lovely thing I've ever heard. Then, they finish up this amazing 33 minute instrumental, he introduces the band, and then he walks off stage...for the last time ever...

The second is from Stormy Monday. He does this wonderful, long solo that has all these subtle microtonal bends in it. I spent my '30s in a totally fruitless attempt to learn to play guitar. (I was awful. I mean AWFUL.) I spent months trying to learn that solo, playing it off of tab and never could get it right. Never could come close. After I gave it up, I was having dinner with my then-girlfriend and some friends. That solo came on and I remarked that I had spent months trying to learn it, but never could, my girlfriend looked over at me with wide eyes and said "THAT was what you were trying to play?! You sucked!"

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You're ALL WRONG!!!!!

Ted Nugent---Great White Buffalo
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Probably something by Chris Rea, although nearly everything mentioned before deserves at least a second place.
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You're ALL WRONG!!!!!

Ted Nugent---Great White Buffalo


It's funny, I saw Nugent open for Skynyrd a few years back (early 90's). Before he got more famous for his politics. He hadn't been in Saint Louis for ages. He comes out, and plays Stranglehold at about 180db and pretty much destroys the crowd.

Then, he stepped to the microphone and said his first words to the audience: "Admit it...you MISSED ME!"

It was a nice little rock and roll moment...

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I was just watching the Crossroads DVD from the 2007 concert and there is so much incredible guitar playing on there ...Eric Clapton,Stevie Winwood, Jeff Beck. B.B. King, Robert Cray..... and lots more.
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Rhapsody of Fire's "Thunder's Mighty Roar".
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Rhapsody has many great solos......

what about Carl Logan from MANOWAR ....listen to "King of Kings " on their new album "Gods of War".....
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It's interesting that some name musicians and some name songs. But I'd like to go with players and differentiate between electric and acoustic. Electric (in no particular order)-Hendrix, Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Sonny Landreth, Alvin Lee, Albert King, Lowell George, Martin Barre to name a few. Acoustic (again no specific order)-Ian Anderson, Cat Stevens, Leo Kottke, Keb'Mo, John Prine to name a few. There are myriad others but these pop readily to mind.
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Ha, this is such a boys topic! Most of my favourites have been mentioned.

I'm putting another vote in for "Shine on you Crazy Diamond". It's just so beautiful.

Zappa was a good call by Marvello.

George
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As an avid Nuge fan, let me respectfully add "Stranglehold" to the list.

It's a shame that over time his politics have overshadowed his musicianship and turned some against him. During the mid to late 70's no one was more captivating on stage than Nugent.

And 35 years later he can still bring it.
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All along the watchtower by Hendrix
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I forgot to mention "Country Boy" by Albert Lee.
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Does Steve Winwood play the guitar? If you are old enough you might remember "the wood choppers ball" by Alvin Lee and ten years after, or Steve Mariott with Humble pie doing 30 days in the whole, and I did mourn the death of Lowell George, but all in all Duane Allman was the best who ever lived. IMHO
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